Although this steamer may seem cumbersome because of its size, you will be pleased to see how easy to use the Rowenta IS 9200 will turn out to be thanks to all the features that eliminate the hassle in steaming every type of fabric. The high price is certainly justified by the quality and the performance of this intelligent steamer.
The Rowenta IS9200 is part of the Rowenta’s Precision Valet Commercial Steamer line and it is considered to be one of the best models that deliver a performance worthy of a professional model. Besides the excellent wrinkle removal, this steamer allows you to freshen and disinfect all your fabrics and upholstery with the powerful 1550 watts that create hot steam. The stylish design, the comfortable shape, the high steam output and the affordable price of around $180 make it popular and excellent unit.
The Rowenta steamer uses 1550 watts to heat the water in one minute, thus allowing you to use it very fast and without any problems. The wattage is one of the highest in the industry, which assures you will enjoy a hot steam that can penetrate even the thickest fabrics, making the steamer perfect for sanitizing your mattresses, linens, curtains and bed covers. The steamer includes adjustable steam control settings that provide several options for steam levels to match the specifications of the fabrics so that you will be able to steam from delicate clothes made of silk, nylon, cotton, satin, to thick denim and wool items. The removable water tank eases the filling without spilling any water and the 1 gallon of water will provide powerful and continuous steam for 2 and a half hours.
When it comes to design, you will surely be impressed by the way the Rowenta IS 9200 looks. The Rowenta IS9200 weighs 27 pounds, it measures 7 x 62 x 12 inches and it comes with some features that make it attractive and functional. The tilt and roll design feature makes it look very sophisticated and so does the silver details and the precious purple color of the housing. This is a large floor model that features a telescopic pole that works as a handle so that you will be able to carry the steamer around. The steamer base has two large wheels for easy transport and if you tilt the unit back, you can roll it using the handle. The IS 9200 steamer comes with three accessories that make it suitable for a wide range of purposes. The creaser helps you create a crease on garments that require one, the upholstery brush is perfect for refreshing your sofa, chairs or curtains, and the lint brush removes the tiny lint from your clothes. All these accessories can be stored on the steamer’s base, in two special pockets that were designed to hold the accessories. Plus, you will also receive an extension rod to help you reach high or far areas without any difficulties.
You will love the folding and rolling feature, as this makes it very easy to use, move from one room to another and even take it with you when you travel. The foot operating feature allows you to turn the unit on and off without bending by using your foot and the Auto Cord Rewind easily and fast takes the cord out of your way. The multiple accessories, the clothes hanger and the extension rod that helps you reach high areas minimize the hassle in using the steamer, making it one of the most practical and easy to use models, despite the large size. The accessories storage on the steamer’s base makes sure you never lose them and that you will always have them within reach. A diffuse steam head delivers superior steam quality and heats up in less than 60 seconds while keeping the hose and handle cool to touch. The steamer will automatically turn off when the water is over and you can use plain tap water without any problem.
The plastic head instead of a metal head makes you wonder whether this steamer will resist to the hot steam and the answer is it will, since the plastic is solid enough to handle the pressure and the high temperature, although a metal head would be preferred. However, you will get a 1-year warranty that will cover the defects in parts and labor that are due to workmanship and you can also contact the manufacturer via phone or website for any question and problem related to your product.
In conclusion, we truly believe that this steamer can perform very well, especially because it allows you to control the steam settings just to make sure your clothes will be protected against high temperatures. Featuring a modern design and offering you no less than 2.5 hours of continuous steam, this is the model to go with if you want to enjoy a well-made steamer for many years. However, we weren’t at all impressed by the standard 1-year warranty, and we would’ve preferred a longer warranty, but this is a minor drawback in comparison to the many advantages it comes with.